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Get out and explore the Lexington and Central KY with free family fun! Check out 50 great FREE fun things to do with kids in the Bluegrass!
1. Enjoy a day at
McConnell Springs – The birthplace of Lexington. Head over and enjoy Founders’ Day in May to celebrate life in 1775 when Lexington began. 2. Hike
Raven Run. Try a Stargazing event for a unique night out! (Held monthly year round) 5. Walk the loop and enjoy the beauty of the Arboretum. The
Kentucky Children’s Garden also has special days during the year when admission is free. KU Day in the Garden in April and Addie’s Day in May. 10. See how Toyotas are made on a
Toyota Factory Tour in Georgetown 12. Learn about a new culture at the Chinese Moon Festival (January)
15. Cheer on a runner at
A Midsummer’s Night’s Run (August) or the Bluegrass 10K (July). Enjoy all the fun along the streets! 17. Cheer on the Wildcats at a
UK Swim and Dive meet. Admission is FREE! 19. Enjoy a
University of Kentucky gymnastics meet and have fun at Excite Night (January). Free tickets are usually offered via Facebook. 21. Admire the art and crafts at the
Woodland Art Fair (August) 22. Listen to a famous author, participate in a cool event, or enjoy story time at a local bookstore. Try
Joseph Beth Booksellers in Lexington or Plaid Elephant in Danville. 23. Sign up for the
Lexington Legends Kids Club – Free perks throughout the season 28. Get healthy at the
YMCA Healthy Kids Day Event 31.
Tour Old Kentucky Chocolates and see how chocolate covered potato chips are created! 34. Visit a
local library for one of many great events! 35. Sign up for a
Kids Club or Birthday Club to get freebies then head out and enjoy your special day! 36. Visit
Explorium on New Year’s Day for FREE admission (Also, kids get in FREE on MLK, Jr. Day) 37. Kids bowl
FREE all summer at local bowling alleys! 39. Sign up for
Summer Reading Programs at local libraries and bookstores to get freebies when you complete the program! 40. Get artsy at the
University of Kentucky Art Museum during a Free Family Day event held throughout the year. 41. Head out and try fishing with
Free Fishing Weekend. Kids under 16 can always fish for free in Kentucky! (June) 42. Take in some Bluegrass music at the
Southland Jamboree held from May – September at Moondance Amphitheatre 43. Visit a variety of art spots during
LexArts Hop held numerous times throughout the year 45. Cross the Kentucky River on the
Valley View Ferry (Take Tates Creek Road all the way to the river!) 46. Enjoy a day at
Court Days in Mt. Sterling – Enjoy a unique outdoor market for goods of all sorts! (October) 49. Hike the
Pinnacles in Berea for amazing views of the area 50. Complete the
Big Lex Scavenger Hunt offered by the Visit Lex Visitor’s Center. Follow Lex Fun 4 Kids on
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